California State University, Los Angeles
College of Arts and Letters
In cooperation with the Huntington Library and Gardens Research Department
Studies on the Limits of Cultural Representation: Visual Art, Language Emergence, Performance Activism, and Political Violence
Four presenters, each involved in a process of commentary and possibilizing on representation from their areas of specialty, ask the audience to critically engage: one focuses on the physiological and cultural production of language (Namhee Lee): one looks through a framing logic of art on nature as a way of knowing (Elizabeth Bryant); another engages the critical production of art, culture, and commerce in Haiti (Carole Frances Lung); and the last takes a critical approach to contemporary philosophical discussions of terrorism and explores the various ways in which the terms “terrorism” and “terrorist” have been used (and abused) in the post 9-11period (Mohammed Abed). Together these presentations offer us powerful visions--studies on the limits of cultural representation that examine visual art, language, performance activism and political violence. Each offers us a way of seeing and knowing how we know or come to know and transform the world through language and art.
Huntington Library and Gardens Overseers’ Room
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:00- 3:30 PM